With the New Netflix series ‘The Get Down,’ All You’re Gonna Feel Is Up

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, LGBTQ, Music, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews, TV
Written By: Billae Blanding
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From Dizzee’s discovery of his sexuality to the influence Catholicism plays in Hispanic families, the issues in “The Get Down” are relevant, not just to the era of the show, but today as well.

‘And Still I Rise’ Teen Spoken Word Workshop & Poetry Slam

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Videos
Written By: Christian Stallworth, Holyn Thigpen and Mikael Trench
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The line to sign up for this poetry slam was filled with more than 20 teens anxious to take the opportunity. I realized teens are not usually allowed a chance like this and that when given this chance, they jump at the privilege.

Legends Don’t Explain Themselves

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Atlanta Word Works, Poetry, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Rin Faith, 16, South Cobb High School
Rin Faith, 16, South Dekalb High School is on the far left

Over the past 8 years, I have gathered that legends don’t explain themselves.
Over the past 8 years, I have seen black pride spread out amongst the 50 states in waves of melanin love and afro acceptance…

Alabama Tour Guide Fights Hate with Love

  |  Topic: Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Videos
Written By: Thalia Butts
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As our first stop on the Youth Theological Initiative “Praying With Our Feet” Travel Seminar, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, the only church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. pastored, became a monumental part of our experience, for reasons no one quite expected.

Paideia Teens Create Interactive Civil Rights Tour

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Education, Race/Ethnicity, Travel
Written By: Paideia School Eighth Grade Class
Paideia eighth graders interactive map

Eighth graders from Jennifer Swift’s class at The Paideia School created an interactive map based on the Civil Rights Tour they took in February. While their photos and recollections from each stop are included below, for the complete experience of the trip enjoy the interactive Civil Rights Tour Map here.     On Feb, 14-15, our eighth-grade class went on a […]